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2 2 Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act First state in the nation to end felony sentencing for simple drug possession and low-level petty theft First state in the nation to end felony sentencing for simple drug possession and low-level petty theft Permanently reduce state incarceration Permanently reduce state incarceration Shift one billion dollars over the next five years alone from state corrections to K-12 programs, mental health, drug treatment Shift one billion dollars over the next five years alone from state corrections to K-12 programs, mental health, drug treatment

3 3 Reclassify six petty crimes – felonies to misdemeanors Reclassify six petty crimes – felonies to misdemeanors Drug possession and petty theft-related crimes (simple drug possession and petty theft, shoplifting, receipt of stolen property, writing/forging a bad check – all under $950) Drug possession and petty theft-related crimes (simple drug possession and petty theft, shoplifting, receipt of stolen property, writing/forging a bad check – all under $950) Applies to both juveniles and adults Applies to both juveniles and adults Retroactive Retroactive Currently incarcerated, not a risk to safety Currently incarcerated, not a risk to safety Any Californian with prior petty crime felony convictions Any Californian with prior petty crime felony convictions Re-allocate Savings to Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund Re-allocate Savings to Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund Mental health and drug treatment (65%) Mental health and drug treatment (65%) School programs for at-risk youth (25%) School programs for at-risk youth (25%) Trauma recovery for victims (10%) Trauma recovery for victims (10%) SNSA Details: The 3 Rs

4 4 SNSA Impact Stops prison incarceration for petty, nonviolent crimes Stops prison incarceration for petty, nonviolent crimes Rough estimates – 5 to 10,000 fewer people in state prison, also reduced jail populations Rough estimates – 5 to 10,000 fewer people in state prison, also reduced jail populations Hundreds of thousands of Californians no longer face collateral consequences for felony convictions for petty crimes Hundreds of thousands of Californians no longer face collateral consequences for felony convictions for petty crimes Between $750 million to $1.25 billion in savings over the next five years alone Between $750 million to $1.25 billion in savings over the next five years alone

5 5 Key Messages… Proposition 47:  1. Saves millions of dollars by re- classifying petty crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.  2. Re-invest dollars saved to K-12.  3. Saves law enforcement resources for serious and violent offenses.

6 6 OPPOSITION  Law enforcement Police Chiefs Association Police Chiefs Association DA’s Association DA’s Association Sheriffs Sheriffs

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8 8 Projected turnout on November 4 th is 50% To win Proposition 47 needs 4,415,123 (50%+1). Turning out Prop 47 supporters among the following constituencies could be decisive:  African-American and Latino Voters.  Voters in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Central Valley, LA, San Diego, Southern California (including Inland Empire).  Young Voters under 30 and voters  Low Income Voters. Going down the ballot: In a typical election drop off can be 5 to 8% which can be decisive in winning or losing.


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